Movie Quote of the Day – Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, 1999 (dir. Martha Coolidge)
Dorothy Dandridge: He won’t give me a chance, Mama.
Ruby Dandridge: Well, if you’re waiting for them to give you a chance, you’re gonna have a hard road. Honey, you have to take your chances.
Movie Quote of the Day – Rambling Rose, 1991 (dir. Martha Coolidge)
Movie Quote of the Day – The Prince & Me, 2004 (dir. Martha Coolidge)
Movie Quote of the Day – Real Genius, 1985 (dir. Martha Coolidge)
Chris: You are very beautiful.
Sherry: Thank you.
Chris: Uh, how did I come off? Too stuffy?
Sherry: Well, you certainly don’t act like one of the top ten minds in America.
Chris: Really? How many of them have you met?
Sherry: You’ll be eight. Professor Hostetler at M.I.T. was number six.
Chris: Old Professor Hostetler? Isn’t he dead?
Sherry: He is now.
Female Filmmaker Friday: Valley Girl, 1983 (dir. Martha Coolidge)
The first time I saw Valley Girl, I rented it from Netflix and I watched it three times in a 24-hour period before I returned it. I then immediately bought the DVD. I have seen it countless times (including twice on the big screen!). I just love it so much. It is endlessly watchable.
December 2020 in Films
Posted by Marya E. Gates
Apologies for the delay on this post. My computer died at the end of December so this post as well as my end of the year wrap-up and my Favorite Fifteen Films of 2020 were delayed. If you follow me on social, you probably saw that I left my job at the beginning of December as well, so this month threw me for a bit of a loop. As always though, you will find everything I watched in December, a breakdown by decade, and a few favorites after the cut.
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Posted in 2020 in Films
Tags: Arnaud Desplechin, Astrid Henning-Jensen, Comment je me suis disputé... (ma vie sexuelle) (My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument), Delbert Mann, Illusions, Julie Dash, Krane's Confectionary, Late Spring, Lost In Yonkers, Martha Coolidge, Middle of the Night, My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument, Peter Chelsom, Shall We Dance?, Yasujiro Ozu